Celebrate Fall at the Houston Zoo with Zoo Boo

Celebrate Fall at the Houston Zoo with Zoo Boo

October 04 2023

Celebrate fall festivities at the Zoo during Zoo Boo presented by King & Spalding. Costumes are encouraged, and guests will have plenty of favorites to experience, including visiting our Carved Pumpkins sponsored by Frost Bank, Giant Pumpkin, and inflatable pumpkins. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Lantern Tunnel between the lions and tiger exhibits, the spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, photo ops all over the Zoo, and much more!

Zoo Boo will run through October 31 on all operational dates from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with last entry at 4:00 PM. Note that on October 21, the Zoo will be closing early at 3:00 p.m., with last entry at 2:00 p.m. for a private event.

This event is included with general admission and is FREE for members. Highlights include a new Jack-o’-lantern Tree sponsored by Proud Source Water, new animal-themed Peek-a-Boo Pumpkins and Happy Harvest photo op sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, pumpkin Arch photo op at Reflection Pool, daily fall-themed enrichment for our animals (view the Daily Schedule), and so much more.


Zoo Boo After Hours

Every Friday during Zoo Boo, the Houston Zoo will host extended hours until 8:30 p.m. to give guests the opportunity to experience Zoo Boo after hours. As the sun goes down, Zoo Boo begins to glow. This event is included with general admission and is FREE for members. Last entry at 7:00 p.m. Due to Hermann Park events on Friday evenings, guests may experience increased traffic. To help avoid increased traffic, allow for extra time and check out the Houston Zoo's recommended parking options.

Zoo Boo After Hours are scheduled for October 6, October 13, October 20 and October 27. Highlights include a new graffiti wall photo op, new Spooky Forest and Spooky Dance Party at John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo.

For more information about Zoo Boo, please visit houstonzoo.org

Source: Houston Zoo

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